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How a pandemic passion project is helping a 'Neighborhood Pizza Guy' connect with his community

Original post made on Apr 18, 2021

What started out as a pandemic passion project for Atherton resident Matt Burr has quickly grown into what could be something more.

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Posted by Ugh
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 18, 2021 at 11:01 am

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I’m pretty sure you need to be baking in a commercial kitchen in order to sell these pizzas. It’s illegal to sell most food out of your home without a cottage food permit, which is basically just jarred products and dried fruits and stuff. Why is pa online giving this illegal operation free advertising- do your research!


Posted by Leona Driscoll
a resident of Atherton
on Apr 18, 2021 at 12:00 pm

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Posted by Sunshine Meadows
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Apr 18, 2021 at 2:12 pm

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Any free pizzas as a good will gesture?


Posted by CC
a resident of University South
on Apr 19, 2021 at 11:19 am

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Dear Ugg

Please be kind. We are in a pandemic. This young man took a horrible situation, of being let go from his job, and went after his passion.

I’m sure he is going to be wildly successful. I for one am ???? behind him. I hope he’s able to open a local pizza joint where we the community can gather and chit chat, eat pizza, and support our locals. Like what he had been missing.

I’m on the wait list to try what looks like a scrumptious pizza.


Posted by Esther
a resident of Leland Manor/Garland Drive
on Apr 19, 2021 at 11:21 am

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@Ugh: I think people can cook at home and sell their goods. Please check out California's AB626 which was signed in 2018.


Posted by Jessica Zhao
a resident of Charleston Meadows
on Apr 19, 2021 at 11:31 am

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# I think people can cook at home and sell their goods. Please check out California's AB626 which was signed in 2018.

Then anyone can cook at home and run a take-out restaurant?

What about the food health inspectors?

If this is all legal, then my in-laws can easily start a business in our kitchen.

They are very good cooks.


Posted by Finally
a resident of Midtown
on Apr 19, 2021 at 12:27 pm

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Each county can decide to implement AB626. Santa Clara County has not adopted it yet, but San Mateo County, which is where Atherton sits, has. Hopefully this guy does have a Microenterprise Home Kitchen Operations in San Mateo County, and if so, I would totally support him. But if not, who knows about his food safety practices, etc.


Posted by Annette
a resident of College Terrace
on Apr 19, 2021 at 1:02 pm

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Matt Burr: GOOD FOR YOU! This a terrific Covid-twist on the ages old corner lemonade stand. I am glad you have some neighbors who appreciate what you are doing and have contributed to your supplies. Carry on!!


Posted by Kayleigh Johnson
a resident of Palo Alto Hills
on Apr 19, 2021 at 1:23 pm

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